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n.l .,: Lewisporte and Town

n.l .,: The town of 3,400 fundraised and got organized to sponsor one family from Iraq and one from Syria through the blended visa office-referred program, according to Toronto Star. Fatima Al-Ahmed, her children Rayane and Moussa, mother-in-law Talika Morjan, and husband Mohamad Moufleh are shown in this recent handout image. Through Facebook posts and word of mouth, McClellan connected with other like-minded people in the little town of Lewisporte, N.L., to form the Lewisporte Refugee Outreach Committee. The small Newfoundland town of Lewisporte has said goodbye to the second of two refugee families sponsored by the community. Both families have moved to Windsor, Ont., in search of better job security, proximity to family and friends, and a larger community of Arabic speakers. Stephanie McClellan / THE CANADIAN PRESS Last month, the committee officially disbanded as the town said goodbye to the second of the two families who had become part of the community over the last few years. ( As reported in the news.